Hosts Fields

This section describes the host fields. In Lab Management, you can modify the fields of private and public hosts. In ALM, only the fields of private hosts can be modified.

Field (A - Z)

Description

Active Timeslot ID

The ID of the timeslot for which this host is reserved, and which is now open.

Belongs to Pools

The host pools to which the host is assigned.

Host pools enable you to control which hosts are allocated to which projects. When allocating hosts for a test, the system allocates hosts from the host pool of the project. Hosts must be assigned to at least one pool.

Note: Private hosts can be assigned to only one pool.

Available from: Lab Management only.

Cloud Account The name of the cloud account from which the host was provisioned.
Cloud Host Identifier A unique ID for the host assigned by the cloud provider.
Cloud Image The machine image applied to the cloud host.
Cloud Instance Type The instance type of the cloud host.
Cloud Request ID

The cloud provider's ID for a single provision request. A provision request includes all requested batches of hosts. Each batch has its own Cloud Request Item ID.

Tip: You can filter by Cloud Request ID to see all hosts that were provisioned in a single provision request.

Cloud Request Item ID

The cloud provider's ID for a batch of hosts within a provision request. All hosts in a batch have identical specs and configurations.

Tip: You can filter by Cloud Request Item ID to see all hosts that were provisioned in a single host batch.

Cloud Template The host template used to provision the host. Changing a host template does not affect existing hosts that were provisioned from the template.
Created in Project

The project the host was created in. You can modify all hosts in Lab Management, including private hosts. In ALM, you can only create and modify private hosts within the project's pool.

Note: Available only in Lab Management.

Description

A description of the host.

Enable SSL

Indicates whether the Load Generator host will communicate with the Controller via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or not.

Note: The load generator uses SSL to communicate with the Controller during runtime only. For non runtime functionality, such as including collating results, the load generator does not use SSL as the communication protocol.

Relevant only for load generator hosts located over a firewall.

Exclude from Automatch

If this field is valued with 'Y', the host cannot be selected via automatch. The host can only be selected by name.

This is only applicable for functional hosts.

Host Attributes

The system attributes of the host.

Example: Memory, strength, installed components

Tip: You can customize the host attributes in Lab Management. For details, refer to the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Administrator Guide: Customizing Project Entities.

Host ID

The ID of the host.

Host State

The current activity on the host.

  • Idle. Indicates that the host is not being used.

  • Installing. Indicates that a patch is being installed on the host.

  • Rebooting. Indicates that the host is rebooting.

  • <Run states>. Indicates the host state during a performance test run.

  • <Data processing states>. Indicates the state of the host during a data processing task.

  • <Provisioning states>. Indicates the provisioning status of a cloud host. Host State changes to idle once the host is provisioned.
Host Version

The version of the Lab Service agent installed on the testing host.

Caution: If the Lab Service agent installed on the testing host is not the same version as the ALM server, the testing host status is set to Unavailable and you are unable to execute server-side tests. To reactivate the testing host, upgrade the Lab Service agent to the current version and reset the status in the Testing Host grid to Operational.

Installation

The installation type of the host.

The following types are available:

  • Windows UFT. Indicates that this host has Unified Functional Testing installed.

    Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing (UFT) comprises the product formerly known as Micro Focus QuickTest Professional and the product known as Micro Focus Service Test.

    • Functionality provided by QuickTest is now known as GUI testing in UFT.

    • Functionality provided by Service Test is also known as API testing in UFT.

    Note: If you select Windows UFT, Service Test and QTP are selected as default purposes. Windows UFT installations must include at least one of these default purposes.

  • Unix Load Generator. Indicates that this Unix host is used as a Load Generator for performance tests.
  • Windows Host. Indicates that this Windows host can be used for performance purposes (Controller, Load Generator, or Data Processor), or for general functional testing (System Test, Vapi-XP, etc.).
  • Windows Standalone LG. Indicates that this Windows host is used as a standalone Load Generator for performance tests.

Note: You cannot modify this field for an existing host.

Last Configuration Check

The last configuration check performed.

Last Connectivity Check

The last connectivity check performed.

Last Installation Check

The last installation check performed.

Last Performance Check

The last performance check performed.

Last Poll Time The last poll performed.
Last Recover Time The last time the host was restored to Operational status. If a host becomes non-operational, ALM changes the host status to Non-Operational. If the host later becomes operational again, ALM changes the status back to Operational and adds a timestamp to the Last Recover Time field.
Last Run Timeslot ID

The ID of the timeslot during which a performance test ran or data processing occurred on the host.

Location

The location of the host. For example, locations can be defined according to physical areas.

Logical Name The hostname or IP address of the host.
Name/IP

The name or IP address of the host.

Note: The name should be entered without the hostname suffix.

Password

The password of the Performance Center system user on the host machine.

Default: P3rfoRm@1nce

Note:  

  • The Performance Center system user name and password are displayed only for UNIX hosts and for any hosts that were migrated from earlier versions of Performance Center.

  • The system user name and password of newly added Windows hosts (details are not displayed here) are the same as the system user name and password of the rest of the Performance Center system.

Priority

A rank assigned to the host. The higher the priority you give the host, the more likely the host will be allocated to a test. There are a number of criteria to consider when assigning priority. The main considerations are whether the host is a dedicated machine or a shared resource, and the type of hardware installed on the machine.

Provider Location ID The region from which a cloud host was provisioned.
Purpose

The testing tools available on the host. For example: Controller, Load generator, Data processor, QuickTest Professional, Sprinter, and so on.

Note:  

  • If the host machine is located over a firewall, or is a UNIX machine, it cannot function as a Controller or Data processor.

  • If you selected Windows Standalone LG or Unix Load Generator as the installation option, Load Generator is automatically selected as the purpose for the host and the other options are disabled.

Registration Auto Approve

Indicates whether the testing host will be automatically approved after it is registered by Micro Focus ALM Lab Service.

For details, see Using ALM Lab Service.

Registration Request Date The time and date that ALM received a host registration request from a newly added testing host.
Registration Request Details Details about the host that submitted a registration request.
Registration Status

The status of the host's registration. To be able to use the host for testing, you must first register the host using Micro Focus ALM Lab Service and the host must be approved by a Lab Administrator in Lab Management.

For details, see Using ALM Lab Service.

Note: You cannot change the Status of the host to "Operational" if the Registration Status is "Not registered".

Reserved for User

The user who is allowed to access this host.

This is only applicable for functional hosts.

Source

The testing host's source:

Local. The host exists in your testing lab.

Cloud. The host was provisioned from a cloud provider.

Status

The status of the host. An indicator is displayed next to the host name, indicating its current status.

The possible statuses are:

  • Operational. The host machine is up and running.

  • Non-operational. The host machine is down.

  • Unavailable. There is no information available about the status of the host.

Username

The name of the system user on the host machine.

Default: IUSR_METRO

Note:  

  • The system user name and password are displayed only for UNIX hosts and for any hosts that were migrated from earlier versions of Lab Management.

  • The system user name and password for newly added Windows hosts (details are not displayed here) are the same as the system user name and password of the rest of the Lab Management system.